Leander City Manager Rick Beverlin resigns

08/23/2023 — City Manager Rick Beverlin resigned from the City of Leander on Tuesday after accepting an offbeverlin_2x3ber to serve as city manager for the City of Nacogdoches, Texas. Beverlin has been Leander's city manager since 2019.

City Council will consider the acceptance of Beverlin’s resignation letter at its next regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 7. Council is also expected to meet in closed session to discuss the city's next steps for hiring a new city manager.

“I appreciate all your support and that of the community and our local and regional partners. It is a bittersweet moment and wish all of you the best and the city much success, prosperity, and peace,” Beverlin wrote in a letter notifying Leander City Council of his resignation. Beverlin’s last day as Leander city manager will be Nov. 1. 

Beverlin was hired by the city in Nov. 2019 to oversee all municipal operations and services. Leander has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation during his near four-year tenure.

In his letter, Beverlin thanked council members, staff, and residents for allowing him to be “part of the growth in Leander, Williamson County, and Central Texas in general, including the trying periods of COVID-19, ice storms, water conservation, and the addition of approximately 25,000 new residents along the way.” 

Beverlin is a native of Houston who has spent more than 20 years in urban and transportation planning, transit, municipal management and administration, and economic development in the Greater Austin and Houston areas.